Cricket April 2018

March 29 2018

THE popular All Stars cricket sessions for children aged five to eight are returning this season.

One of the clubs offering them is Carsons & Mangotsfield CC,  starting on Friday May 11.  

All Stars Cricket is a programme from the England and Wales Cricket Board, which is aimed at giving girls and  boys a fun, first-time experience of cricket and developing their movement skills. 

They can learn catching, throwing, hitting a moving ball and teamwork - all while making new friends. To sign up and find out more, please visit


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SIX years after getting their first taste of cricket through Frenchay Cricket Club’s Chance to Shine programme, two girls travelled to Sri Lanka with the Gloucestershire U17 squad.

Georgie Hunt and Molly Bliss, both 15,  progressed through the Frenchay and Gloucestershire county age group squads, and Their performances earned the girls the opportunity to fly over 5000 miles to play as part of the ten-day 2018 bottlegreen Gloucestershire tour. They played at the Pallekele International Stadium, a venue that has hosted six Test Matches. Georgie went to Frenchay CE Primary and now attends Mangotsfield School, and Molly was at Bromley Heath Juniors before going on to Winterbourne Academy,